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Dama de la familia Canals (Lady of the Canals Family)

ca. 1840 Attributed to Goyena family watercolor on ivory image: sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1996.91.19 Not currently on view


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In this miniature the ornate gilded band around the painting emphasizes the sitter’s gold jewelry. Because Canals is a popular Spanish name, it is difficult to determine the identity of the lady in this portrait.

Keywords

Object - flower - rose

Portrait female - Canals - waist length

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory